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Hughes JUPITER System Selected To Launch Satellite Internet Service In Philippines

Hughes Network Systems, LLC , the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced on 27 May 2020 that Cignal TV Inc., the Philippines premier direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite broadband service to its two million subscribers. Under the agreement, Hughes will …

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USSF’s Next Gen OPIR Missile Warning Satellite System Completes Payload PDR

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting (GEO) satellite program, commonly referred to as NGG, completed its preliminary design reviews (PDR) for its two candidate mission payloads on 21 May 2020. “NGG is a critical piece of our missile …

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SES To Accelerate Clearing Of C-Band Spectrum To Support FCC’s 5G Plan For US

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, elected on 26 May 2020 to clear a portion of the C-band spectrum in the United States in accordance with the accelerated timeline detailed in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order published in the Federal Register on 23 April 2020. SES …

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SpaceWatchGL Feature: The Space Law Context of the Artemis Accords (Part 2)

By Christopher Johnson (Part 1 of this article was published on 27 May. You can read it here). Developing and Expanding International Space Law As mentioned in Part One of this article, international space law is a modest, open regime, subject to expansion and clarification. At the international multilateral level, …

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USRA’s Earth From Space Institute To Join Space-Based Response To COVID-19

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced on 19 May 2020 the selection of  Dr. Miguel Román, Director of The Earth from Space Institute (EfSI) and his research team as recipients of a grant from NASA’s Earth Sciences Division. The purpose of this grant is to use data collected from …

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SpaceWatchGL Feature: The Space Law Context Of The Artemis Accords (Part 1)

By Christopher Johnson On 15 May 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gave the first public presentation of the Artemis Accords, a NASA initiative to develop consistent and effective norms for the Artemis Program lunar missions to be conducted in partnership with space agencies around the world.  As these accords are …

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Aerospace Corporation Study Explores Space’s Impact On Our Daily Lives

Satellites surveying the environmental and economic impacts of COVID-19, rocket launches, and plans for the next lunar landing have been featured in the news recently. Despite this, it is still easy to miss all of the ways in which satellites contribute to daily life. A new study released by The Aerospace …

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NASA Names Telescope For Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, ‘Mother of Hubble’

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. The newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space …

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Virgin Orbit’s Maiden Launch Attempt Fails

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, conducted a launch demonstration of its innovative air-launched rocket on 25 May 2020 in the skies over the Pacific Ocean just off the California coast. The company successfully completed all of its pre-launch procedures, the captive carry flight out to the drop site, …

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